New Paint Color!

Hey friends! As many of you know, I have been in the process of giving my oldest daughter a new “tween” room!  I am so excited with how the space is coming together!  It’s an odd shaped room with little natural light, so I have to be strategic about what paint color I use in {…Read More…}

Simple DIY Desk!

As many of you know, I recently closed off a loft space to give my oldest daughter’s their own room.  I have finished lots in Hayden’s room, and now have turned my attention to Avery’s room.  She is my oldest… She’s 12 going on 18… Any of you feel me? 😉  She’s ready for an {…Read More…}

DIY Frame Shelves

Many of you know I have been finishing off a bedroom for one of my girls over the past several weeks.  I closed off a loft space upstairs to give her a new room, and I have been busy getting it all decked out.  Last week I shared her DIY corbel desk I created for {…Read More…}

$80 Board and Batten Tutorial & Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I am SO, SO pumped with the way this project turned out!  Our great friends at Ryobi Power Tools asked us to design a fun and SIMPLE board and batten tutorial for Ryobi Nation.   I just happen to be in the middle of a room revamp for my littlest girl, and {…Read More…}

How To Caulk…

We have had several requests for today’s tutorial.  It may seem so basic to some of you, but I remember the first time I picked up a caulk gun… #confused. I hope I can break it down for you enough here to at least inspire you to give it a try!  Before we talk on {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Paneling

I recently closed off an open loft space upstairs to create a new room for one of my girls.  It is quickly becoming one of my favorite spaces in the house!  The room is a different shape than any of my other rooms.  It is a long and narrow room with one long flat wall {…Read More…}

Easy Garage Floor Coating and a Giveaway!

Hey guys!!!  I’m super excited to show you what I’ve been working on to upgrade our shop and garage floors! It’s super easy and an inexpensive way to make your garage and/or shop look like a million bucks! Whit and I are forever fans of the Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield floor coating.  So much that – {…Read More…}

Closing in the loft….

Hey friends!  Happy you are here!  To keep up with all of our DIY projects from start to finish, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest! So, I have been in the middle of a huge project over the last week or so.  When we built our home 5 years ago, we had {…Read More…}

How I paint walls!!!

Happy Monday guys!  Have you all thawed out?  I hope so! To keep up with all of our projects from start to finish, be sure to follow us on Instagram! Many of you know I recently started redoing my baby son’s room.   I have been debating his wall color for a few weeks.  His {…Read More…}

DIY Shelf for the Entryway with Hooks!

Hey friends! Hope you all had an awesome week!  Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments and shares on my new plank wall I did in the entryway.  I am really excited to share the second half of that wall with you today.  This is a fun way to break up any boring {…Read More…}

My $100 Plank Wall!

Oh I am so happy to share this project with you!  Those of you that follow us on Instagram have seen this project from the beginning, and I am so pumped to finally show you the whole thing!  Here is how my DIY plank wall in my entryway turned out… Really this is such a {…Read More…}

HomeGoods Giveaway!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered our great giveaway!  Nicole Quincy was our lucky winner!  We have emailed you with more info Nicole!  Thanks so much Hey friends! Thanks so much for all of your sweet words, shares and pins on my new DIY dining table I shared on Friday!  I decided {…Read More…}

Revamping My Dining Room Server…

Happy Friday! For those of you that follow us on Instagram, you know that I am knee deep in the process of changing around my dining room a bit!  I have had the itch for a new table for sometime, and really wanted to build one myself.  I have that all finished up and can’t {…Read More…}

Easy Garage Makeover and a Giveaway!

Hey there!  I’m so excited to share this post with you today!  Not only because I found a super easy cure for my horrid garage floor but also because we are giving away such an awesome product! 4 years of DIY has lent itself to a hideous garage floor!  I never cared to protect it {…Read More…}

Magnetic Board DIY

Hey friends! As many of you know, one of our very favorite things to do is to find an old item, ‘shanty’ it up a bit, and give it a whole new life.  It really is what started our whole site.  I always like keeping my eyes out for old frames!  There are so many {…Read More…}

Wood Mirror – DIY

Hey friends! We’re back!  Oh it feels so good to be home.  We had some great trips, but we are so thrilled to be back home with our families and tools of course! Today I am sharing a super quick way to dress up a boring mirror.  I have been wanting to find a cute {…Read More…}

Hoot Designs – Laundry Room Makeover

I’m so excited to be guest posting here on Shanty 2 Chic!! My name is Chrissy and I blog over at Hoot Designs.  I have followed Ashley and Whitney for a while now and I just love all their projects. They are super clever and doable which is most appealing!!  When Whitney and Ashley emailed {…Read More…}

Craft Closet Transformation – Beneath My Heart

Hey friends!  As we mentioned on Wednesday, Ash and I are hitting 4 cities in 2 weeks!  We head off to NYC this morning for a the great Pantone Color Paint launch that you can find in Lowe’s!  In the meantime, we are so excited to have some of our ‘Blogging Besties’ stop by and {…Read More…}

DIY MIrror ~ Easy Upgrade

Many of you are probably in my position and have those boring, builder-grade mirrors in your bathrooms.  They are great because they are HUGE but there is no character to them!  Well, I had a light bulb moment this week and came up with an easy and quick way to upgrade my kids boring bathroom {…Read More…}

DIY Christmas Ornament ~ Easy Fabric Balls

Happy Friday morning! I am getting geared up for Christmas, and I am here today to share a super simple tutorial on making fabric covered balls.  These all started with a big box of old ornaments I was planning on sending to Goodwill… Then I had an epiphany! Here is how they turned out… These {…Read More…}

Choosing my battles… And a paint color

Good morning guys! I’m so excited to share my kitchen makeover with you today!  The kitchen cabinets are painted gray, and I could not be more happy! Here are a few shots of how things are looking now… Now for the confession… Before sharing this, did I mention that I have 5 kids under the {…Read More…}

Windows ~ DIY Shades and Panels

Hey friends! Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments and shares on my new bedroom desk I shared on Monday!  We always love reading your comments!  I have been busy, busy redecorating my bedroom.  Today I am going to share my new roman shades and window panels I made for the room! I {…Read More…}

Paint Colors !!

Hey friends! I am in the middle of revamping my bedroom (can’t wait to share!), and I will be tackling the wall paint tomorrow. We get asked about our wall colors all the time, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share! I am going to go with the same color I {…Read More…}

DIY Barstool Desk!

Hey guys!! I just replaced my old barstools with some new metal ones that I LOVE.  I was happy to see the old ones go!  When deciding who to give my old barstools to, I had a bit of an epiphany.  Love those. I knew my oldest two girls were in need of a desk {…Read More…}

Updating My Patio Set

Hey there!  I love a good summer BBQ, swim party or just hanging out on the patio with family and friends!  We bought a patio set about 2 years ago and between the hot, Texas sun and chlorine, our table and chairs were looking awful.  I couldn’t let them welcome in summer with faded, flat {…Read More…}

Repaint Furniture with 1 Little Box!!!

HI friends! I am SO excited to share this new product with you guys! Most of the questions that we get asked each day are about repainting and revamping furniture.  One of our very favorite brands has answered all of those questions in one small box! Our great friends over at Rust-Oleum have made such {…Read More…}

Bathroom Makeover

Hey there!  I am so happy to finally get around to my guest bathroom.  I haven’t done a thing to it since we moved in 3 years ago and it’s the one room we have the most visitors to! This is the before…. I don’t like the paint color, there is no natural light and it looks like {…Read More…}

Distress Paint with Vaseline!

Hey friends!  Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments and pins on our Mason Jar Planter Box we made our Meme. As promised I am back to share a quick, easy and of course cute paint method to get that perfect “shanty” finish! This is so simple and really fun to do!  You {…Read More…}

DIY Board and Batten Kitchen Island

Hey there!  So, for the past 2 years, I have been trying to add more custom features to our home.  This week I tackled our kitchen island even though it wasn’t in my plans for a few more months. See that pretty circle on the left?  That’s the reason for the early revamp:)  Long story short….I {…Read More…}

My $100 Makeover!

Oooooh it feels so good to be back!!! First, we want to thank all of you for your patience as we got the site back up. We outgrew our old site, and we are so happy to be back up and running again!! Recently I was challenged by Apartment Guide to revamp a space with {…Read More…}